Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
The most widely-used text on the topic of collaboration, Interactions is a guide for preprofessionals and professionals to help them understand and participate effectively in their interactions with other school professionals and parents. It addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying knowledge and skills, that guides practices in many education efforts.
Interactions provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals- special educators, general educators and related services professionals-can effectively work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. As a result, future teachers learn how to collaborate with school professionals and families to help special education students who are more often being placed in general education settings.
The new edition features: discussion of collaboration in the context of IDEA 2004; Chapter Opening Vignettes; a new boxed feature entitled "A Basis in Research" that demonstrates the rigorous research underpinning the practical collaborative techniques; an expanded section on Ethics that includes a broader selection of ethical inquiries; Issues of diversity are now discussed in relevant passages throughout the text; the Foundations chapter has been expanded to include material on the evolution of inclusion strategies; the Teams chapter has been revised to demonstrate a more practical and less theoretical approach to teaming.
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Review: Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School ProfessionalsUser Review - Amanda Mastran - Goodreads
A very expensive read and probably not one you'll want to read straight through, but an excellent resource for anyone who works in education. Read full review
Review: Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School ProfessionalsUser Review - Rebekah - Goodreads
A good reference book for educators who collaborate frequently, which is to say, all of us. It clearly discusses the elements of an effective collaborative team, and the stages of team development to ... Read full review
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